Using Coaching Menus with Chrissy Beltran Ceniceros – Episode 9
By Nicole S. Turner
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I often hear from coaches that their teachers don’t seem to know or understand what they actually do. They are asked to make copies or watch the classroom and aren’t doing actual instructional work. So how can you address this issue and show your teachers the ways you can support them without completely overwhelming them?
In this episode, Chrissy Beltran of Buzzing with Ms. B is joining me to talk all about using coaching menus with teachers. Chrissy is a former upper elementary teacher turned instructional coach. She now is a coach for teachers and instructional coaches and helps them through an honest and practical approach to complex issues.
During our conversation, we talk about how the Simply Coaching Summit began and how a coaching menu helps solve the issue of teachers not knowing how you can help. Chrissy is sharing a preview of her session for the upcoming Simply Coaching Summit and covering what a coaching menu is, how it helps you and your teachers, the different ways a menu can look, and why they are a good option for showing your teachers how you can support them. Plus, Chrissy is sharing three pieces of advice that she has for coaches.
Topics Covered in Episode 9 – Using Coaching Menus with Chrissy Beltran Ceniceros
- Chrissy’s background as an upper elementary teacher turned instructional coach
- How the idea for the Simply Coaching Summit came about
- What a coaching menu is
- How using a coaching menu is beneficial to both you and your teachers
- Different ways you can set up your coaching menus
- Why a coaching menu is a great way to share how you can support teachers without overwhelming them
- 3 pieces of advice that Chrissy has for coaches
Chrissy is one of my coaching besties and is an absolutely amazing coach! Our conversation was filled with amazing information and a lot of laughter! I know you are going to love hearing from Chrissy and learning all about coaching menus!
Grab a copy of the Simply Coaching Summit brochure here!
Links from this episode
- Simply Coaching Summit
- Grab the Coffee & Coaching Professional Development Videos and Handouts
- Join the Confident Literacy Coach Course
- Chrissy Beltran Website
- Chrissy on Twitter @BuzzingWithMsB
- Chrissy on Instagram @BuzzingWithMsB
- Chrissy on TpT
- Chrissy’s Podcast
Chrissy Beltran Bio:
Every teacher deserves a coach, and every coach does too! This motivates Chrissy Beltran to show up daily to support instructional coaches in the hard work of growing schools. Chrissy started her educational work as an upper elementary teacher in El Paso, Texas. During her time as a classroom teacher, she started her blog, Buzzing with Ms. B, and sharing her resources on the site, Teachers Pay Teachers.
After teaching for nine years, growing her bank of practices, and applying research-based learning in her own classroom, she was offered a coaching position at another elementary school. As an instructional coach, she supported teachers in implementing new learning, building routines that supported student learning, and improving their practice. She also created workshops and trainings for other instructional coaches in her district. As she grew as a coach and created tools to help her do her own job, she began adding instructional coach resources to her TpT store.
When she was expecting her first daughter in 2017, Chrissy decided to go rogue, leave her school, and focus her work on consulting, creating resources, and serving as a coach for coaches! Since then, she has grown her online coaching community through her podcast, Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast, which is available anywhere you listen to podcasts and at her blog at buzzingwithmsb.com. The first season came out in 2020 and there are currently over 100 episodes!
Getting back into the groove after her second daughter was born in 2021 was a fun challenge, but the wheels are turning and Chrissy is adding a season three to the podcast! Every single podcast episode, resource, and course she creates is dedicated to building coaches who are confident, purposeful, and effective. Coaches deserve it!